Quote Originally Posted by AfterParty View Post
Seems like shelters and hostels could be breeding grounds for sickness. I would prefer to avoid both, I don't mind hanging out but when I'm going to sleep I wanna be alone in my tent.
After watching many thru hikes on YouTube of the AT, PCT, and CDT, I am discovering that the PCT and CDT appeal to me more because of the vast remoteness of those areas and the lack of shelters and privies. Tenting opportunities appear to be plentiful. But your daily miles must be high simply to get to water and resupply points. I have little experience thus far, but the appeal of the AT seems to be more road crossings and town services. Shelters and privies indeed look like good places to exchange germs.